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election day. president obama is foregoing his scheduled events in battleground states to tour the storm damage in new jersey. he returns to the campaign trail thursday, and while partisan attacks have gone largely quiet in the wake of the storm, republican candidate mitt romney is back to drumming up support today at three events in florida. he plans a major rally friday night in ohio to kick off the home stretch of the campaign. >>> the teen who allegedly confessed to killing 10-year-old colorado schoolgirl jessica ridgeway has been charged as an adult with 17 counts, including four murder charges. prosecutors also say 17-year-old austin sigg sexually assaulted jessica ridgeway f.convicted as an adult, he faces life in prison. his defense team is still trying to send the case to juvenile court. >>> nasa has compiled a first ever list of minerals found on another planet. the curiosity rover on mars finds the soil on the red planet remarkably similar to the volcanic sand found in hawaii. this discovery will help scientists figure out if our neighbor in the solar system could once have su
because it's a battleground state and could help decide the presidential election, but now with sandy approaching we're right in the path of the storm. virginia is under a state of emergency as residents get set to hunker down. this morning virginia's governor is here to talk about the preparations for this massive storm. >>> new york's governor has declared a state of emergency as well here in new york. sandy is packing sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. this is what we know. this is the latest now. it's expected to hit somewhere along the delaware or new jersey coastline by early tuesday morning. this is a huge storm. in fact, it could bring tropical storm force winds across an 800-mile-wide stretch of the country from the east coast to the great lakes set to bring those strong winds, those torrential rains, even snow affecting up to 60 million people. we'll have live reports from all along the east coast in just a moment, lester. >>> and, jenna, then we will talk about battleground: virginia, one of the few states up for grabs. we'll examine why this once reliably republican str
in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's true, that music. someone asked me what are you most liking forward to in that first day? i said one of the things i'm really excit
large over election day. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the countdown has begun for aerosmith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this has been a hard week around here, but it's nice to have something to smile about this morning. aerosmith here on the plaza. >> a confession, i walked outside a second ago as they were rehearsing to see steve tyler behind a microphotograph and joe perry walking up and down the stage. this is just a destruction. the death toll from sandy has risen to more than 90 people. there's a lot of talk about the situation in new york's staten island. it was very hard hit. now some residents there are complaining they have been largely ignored by emergency officials. we'll get a live report from there straight ahead. >> meanwhile, gas is
that people were evacuated, and you dispute what he said. >> i'm extraordinarily disappointed in elected officials who decide to tell people to directly contravene an order from the governor. that's going to cost people significantly. >> i can tell you, said on a number of occasions, both in the electronic media and print media that residents should heed the clarion call and get out of the city. that's what we said. we said it repeatedly and consistently. >> what lessons were learned from sandy? >> well, again, you can never be too prepared, and the other side of that coin is no matter how prepared you are, you're always going to get thrown a curveball. so the best thing that you can do is to stay prayerful, stay diligent, and try to do better than you did this time the next time. >> and long-term challenges? >> to rebuild this boardwalk and other parts of the city and make it bigger and better than it was before. >> and, savannah, what's amazing is all of those scenes of streets under water, well, 24 hours later, there's almost no flooding here. the waters have receded, and the clean-up
to presidential politics, give you a look at the state of the race today with the election four days away. a snapshot of the national poll shows the race about as close as you can get. this is a contest that will be decided in battleground states. >> wisconsin, marquette university law school poll shows the president with a wide lead there, 51-43%, but a dead heat in florida, according to a cbs news, "the new york times" quinnipiac poll. and in ohio, mitt romney trails the president by about five points. >> how is all of this playing in the battleground this morning. headline in the miami herald, groups brace for show down. some worried about possible recounts, sending lawyers to their states. >> some other papers, denver post said obama ryan visits last in fight for colorado. strategists say the struggle isn't for undecided, it is to make sure registered voters actually get out and get to the polls. >> and the wisconsin sentinel says obama, romney make change, key issues on the stump. and new jobs report to consider. chuck todd, nbc's political director and chief white house corresponden
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sister that has chosen to have an elective double mastectomy to be preventative. >> i'm toni's first cousin. i was diagnosed with breast cancer in july of 2004. >> one family, two generations, seven women. their lives forever changed by breast cancer. carla's mother lena the first to lose her battle to the disease 32 years ago. >> the hardest moment was when i found out that i had it. and i was wondering why. because of losing my mother when i was 7. >> there have been three positive diagnoses in this family. >> my eldest sister has already had a double mastectomy and a breast reconstruction. she and my mom went in on the same day. >> reporter: earlier this year, another devastating diagnosis. triple negative breast cancer found in toni's mom connie. >> it grows very quickly. this is a particular type of cancer which in young african-american women is often lethal. >> reporter: it's why carla fears for her 16-year-old daughter epiphany. >> reporter: i'm very worried for my daughter. >> i see them as survivors. so if they can do it, i can do it, too. >> i don't want my nephews or niec
. the presidential election just eight days away, president obama began his day in florida but with the weather deteriorating in washington, d.c., he rushed back to the white house. he cancelled his appearance in orlando and has just now cancelled an event for tomorrow scheduled for green bay, wisconsin and governor romney has also cancelled some of his events. we'll have more on the impact on the presidential race. >> we have correspondents stationed all up and down the east coast. let's start with al roker. >> reporter: if you look back at this beech there's usually on a beautiful sunny day from these dunes out to the water's edge about 150 feet as you can see. that is gone. and it is enencroacroaching on dunes. sandy is threatening these dunes and the winds are picking up. sandy has 85 mile-per-hour winds. it is moving north-northwest at 20 miles per hour. so it's picked up forward speed. and at this at any rate it will be reaching the new jersey shore line sometime within the early evening hours to mid to late evening hours here along the shore line. once that happens as you can see on the
voting in key swing states, including virginia and ohio. no u.s. presidential election has ever been delayed or cancelled in our nation's history, but congress has the authority to do so. there's also been concern that the storm could delay friday's release of october unemployment numbers. the last jobs report before the election. as of this morning the labor department says it does intend to have those numbers available friday. meantime, both president obama and mitt romney have put their campaign trips on hold because of the storm and the need to deal with this aftermath. >>> a deadly school bus accident in northern kentucky monday afternoon, two pre-schoolers were killed when their bus overturned and slammed into a tree. four other children were taken to local hospitals. the bus driver escaped without being harm. the cause of this crash is still under investigation. >>> a shuffle for apple executives after some embarrassing software glitches and retail staff cuts. software chief scott forestall will be leaving next year. the reason, reported lit glitches in apple maps which gave u
, everyone. only four days until the presidential election new unemployment numbers from the labor department show that the nation's jobless rate rose 0.1 to 7.9% as more people enter the job market. however, employers did step up hiring, adding 171,000 people to their payrolls. that report is sure to provide ammunition for both sides in the presidential race. >>> there are signs of hope as the northeast tries to recover from hurricane sandy. utility officials in new york vow to restore power by tomorrow. to many manhattan and brooklyn customers and more subway and rail lines are reopening today, but there are still long lines at area gas stations where some drivers have been waiting for hours, often to learn there is no fuel left or that it is being rationed, and along the devastated jersey shore, residents are being allowed back into their neighborhoods only to find that in so many cases they are now homeless. >>> there's a lot of debate about the decision to proceed with the new york city marathon on sunday. mayor michael bloomberg defends the decision saying the city needs the money that
swing states, including virginia and ohio. no u.s. presidential election has ever been delayed or canceled in our nation's history, but congress has the authority to do so. there's also been concern that the storm could delay friday's real esta release of october's unemployment numbers. the last before the presidential election. >>> two nato service members were killed in the helmand province. officials say the victims were shot by a man wearing an afghan police uniform. >>> a deadly school bus accident in northern kentucky monday afternoon. two preschoolers were killed when their bus overturned and slammed into a tree. four other children were taken to local hospitals. the bus driver escaped unharmed. the cause of the crash is under investigation. >>> a new study out today in the lancett journal says while mammograms provide a life-saving diagnostic tool in the fight against breast cancer, they also cause doctors to treat some women unnecessarily. a british panel found that for every life saved, three women are overdiagnosed, treated for a cancer that would never have threaten
in the state of new jersey and with the election just five days away, new polls are showing that the president and governor romney remain locked in a tight race. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning. >> good morning, matt. schedules mean everything, the president back on the trail now, five dies go. the four of the next five days, he will be in the state of ohio and his very last rally will be in des moines, iowa, where the first lady will join him. fresh off his visit to the storm-ravaged new jersey shore, president obama returns to the campaign trail today. on wednesday, the president's focus, though, was all sandy, spending four hours surveying hurricane damage with new jersey's republican governor, chris christie. with less than a week to go until the election, the two leaders were an unlikely combination. practically inseparable, comforting victims in shelters and on the storm-ravaged streets. later at a press conference, the president and governor, the gop's convention keynote speaker earlier this year, went out of their way to p
getting it, you're wondering when is our turn. the election has taken a back seat to this whole thing for most people. there's a little girl, she was in the back of her car and her mom had the radio on and it was all politics and she couldn't stand it, this 4-year-old was screaming uncle. watch her. >> uncle, uncle! i'm tired of obama and mitt romney. >> what's why you're crying? oh, it will be over soon, abby, okay? >> the election will be over soon, okay? >> okay. >> she called it bronco bama. >> she's an independent. i feel like she does. >> apparently they were listening to npr at the time and the people went to her house and apologized with a t-shirt. they said they were sorry. and there's another picture of her like with her t-shirt. >> well, there's good news if you do have power, you can watch a horror flick because that can lead to weight loss. so if you're trying to find something to do that's positive at home. >> get this. if you're sitting watching a horror movie, it is the equivalent of the calories you would burn if you walked for half an hour. >> and one of them is the
. virginia, op-ed announced it, could see power outages lasting until the election -- for jack, a battleground state, could see power outages lasting until election day. >> we got things back on in seven days. we are not expecting that this time. >> virginia is planning to extend hours for absentee voting. those early votes could be critical. from washington, i'm tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> more coverage after the break. break. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >> welcome back. heavy rain in baltimore city right now. 54 degrees at the maryland science center. it has been getting colder during the day. is will be the warmest part of the day. upper 40's and low 50s. this is not typically what you feel like tropical system is going through, right? it usually feel warmer than this. we are talking about tornadoes and all that stuff. that is not the case with this storm, obviously. the winds will pick up as we go
. >> exactly. so here's some videos, a lot of kids are, i guess, they've had it with this election day thing. sometimes kids need to remind us to take care of business. students at harlem's democracy prep school sang a song. let's listen. ♪ ♪ vote for obama ♪ or vote for romney ♪ it's your civic duty so vote for somebody ♪ ♪ it's called democracy ♪ it's your reminder ♪ vote for obama ♪ or vote for romney ♪ it's your civic duty ♪ vote for somebody . >> cute, adorable. since we're on a musical theme and this is all the highlight of our show. no one will forget. this is so good you have to close your eyes. this is the kind you have to feel. close your eyes. close them tight. i'm going to close mine too. this is one you have to feel. it gets in your system. >> not really. it's like a virus. >> no, it's not. here's a song that i chose specifically because it had a little funk in it, a little rap. and here we go. let's do it. ♪ that's live. ♪ looking out on the morning rain i used to feel so inspire ed ♪ >> that's our emma jo. ♪ i had to face another day ♪ lord it m
to that the backdrop, of course, a presidential election just eight days away. president obama, governor romney forced to cancel some events and reschedule others. we just got word that the president has cancelled a planned event in florida this morning in order to get back to washington. they were worried air force one may not be able to land in deteriorating conditions. >> we've got correspondents all up and down the east coast. let's start with al roker in point pleasant beach, new jersey. al, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, i can tell you, matt, that these dunes that i'm on were built for a storm in 1992 that had washed into the town and caused massive damage. these dunes are in damage of breaching. high tide is starting to come up over the dunes. this is a massive storm, as you mentioned, and it will get more intense. it's now over the gulf stream that's running parallel to the east coast. that is extremely warm water. we've seen pressure drops. the pressure is now down to 941 millibars, and it may strengthen even more. we expect more strengthening. take a look at a path of, first of all
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